for children of the 70s

anonymous asked:

..... You do realize that Hitler, the leader of the ultimate fascist regime, was not capitalist, but socialist? He enforced controlled speech, the abandonment of women raising children at home, placing the mothers in factories and children into Nazi daycares. Taxes were increased 70% onto the wealthy to render them the same as proles. There was no room for any thought other than what was allowed by him. Anything conservative you don't like is labeled fascist. You're the fascists here :/

Mike Stuchbery said it best, so:

“Ok, dickhead, I did this politely to someone else earlier, but now I’m going to rinse you. Prepare. Yeah, the Nazis called themselves the ‘National Socialists’, and they even nicked some (incredibly benign) socialist policies. It is, however, a total misnomer, it’s like the World Series, or Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or ‘ethics in gaming journalism’. The Nazis were fascists. Indisputably. They drew their ideology from Italy’s fascists, who arose in reaction to the Left. The Italian Right, still mired in 19th century thought, could not tackle the explosion in left-wing organization. Mussolini gives us the first fascist platform - national/racial superiority, rearmament & expansion, and consolidation of capital. The Italian Fascists appropriated, wholesale, Roman imagery, such as the 'fasces’, to evoke renewed national pride & a sense of superiority. The Italian Fascists sought to expand & reclaim historically Italian lands (mirroring a large portion of the old Roman Empire). After nicking some socialist economic policies (public works & spending), fascist government formed corporate cartels, enriching the few. Hitler & his Deutcher Arbeiter Partei mates see this and decide that they need to steal support from actual socialists, so the DAP rebadge themselves as the NSDAP… Socialism still being a relatively new ideology. It’s like adding 'e-’ to a product name. Otherwise, they were fascist - 1. Saw themselves as racially/nationally superior, 2. Wanted rearmament & expansion, 3. Consolidated capital.

Do I really need to go into their views on race & their feelings towards the Jews?

Do I really need to go into their designs on a 'Greater German Reich’?

The Germans used socialist economic policies, before retreating to a corporate cartel base. Companies like Krupp made $$$. The actual socialists who emerged after Marx wanted three things - 1. Removal of classes. 2. World socialism. 3. Distribution of capital. There was a huge gap between rich & poor in Tsarist Russia. The Bolsheviks sought to eliminate this division (yes, by violent revolt). After they succeeded, the Bolsheviks wanted to take the Revolution worldwide. Heard of 'Comintern’? No race, no nations, only socialism. As for redistribution of capital, do I really need to explain the difference between collectivisation & cartels, Mr Tax Haven?

So, you see, there’s a big fucking difference between fascism and socialism, in that they’re COMPLETE FUCKING OPPOSITES. If you’re peddling this 'munuhmunuh NAZIS ARE SOCIALISTS’ bullshit you’re either massively dense or an evil prick.”

On Tuesday, the world learned the name of Khan Sheikhoun, a town in Idlib, Syria, after government forces used what was likely a chemical bomb containing a nerve agent on innocent civilians. Between 70 and 100 people, including dozens of children, were killed in the attack and as many as 500 were injured. Witnesses described the horrors of the aftermath - much too graphic for me to write here. But this is nothing new, it is not the first time President Bashar al-Assad has slaughtered innocent civilians, especially children, in his own country. It is not the first time he has left people laying on the ground foaming at the month until death from use of illegal chemical weapons. It is not the first time the world has been shocked by images from within Syria. It is not the first time global leaders have spoken out and condemned this sort of barbaric extermination… Yet it continues. For 6 years, this war has raged, a war officially between the government and a rebel army, but it is hard to see this as anything besides a war on the innocent Syrian people. The toll is impossible to calculate to an exact number, but most estimates indicate more than 200,000 innocent people, including more than 50,000 children, have been killed to date, and almost 5,000,000 have been displaced. I don’t have the answer, I don’t know what should be done or even what could be attempted, I can’t tell you who did what and recall every detail, but I know one thing, no matter the intricacies, it must stop. Syria is one of several points on this planet which holds the history, known and unknown, of our species, it was once an epicentre of art, discovery, and science - perhaps the oldest civilization besides Mesopotamia, yet it is being destroyed as if it were nothing more than a piece of trash. A jewel in world history has been reduced to ruins. And that is just the past, the future is being decimated as well. With each traumatic injury, with each innocent fatality, the light of Syria’s future weakens. It will take hundreds of years, multiple generations, for Syria to overcome the current suffering, and the scars of today’s battles may never heal. If only we’d think of the children, there is nothing a child could do to deserve the nightmares of war, nothing a child could do to deserve anything close. Adults create war, adults create the weapons that kill, adults create the politics and the fighting, adults create power and money, adults are the cause of and reason for mass conflict, but they do not bear the greatest loss here, it is the children that do. Like I said, I don’t know the answer, I am not even sure of the question, but the motivation to end this all is clear - the innocent children of Syria. My heart aches and shatters for Syrians in the war zone and across the world, I can’t imagine your pain so I won’t even pretend to understand, but I hope you still believe in the goodness of humanity, I hope you still find reason to carry on, and I hope one day, Syria can again be an epicentre of civilization. Most of all, I hope you find safety, and your loved ones find safety. Whether it is peace in Syria or a new home until the fighting ends, I hope you find stability and safety. 

anonymous asked:

Jake and Amy as parents plz

sorry that this has taken so long! credit for maya and benji of course goes to @phil-the-stone whomst created them, we are all so blessed for it

  • no matter how many books amy studies/binders she makes/prenatal classes she goes to, nothing can truly prepare her for the realities of life with a Newborn Baby: the 4am helplessness when maya’s simultaneously screaming and refusing to latch, the endless rocking to try and put her to sleep, the pangs of anxiety when maya finally goes down but then is quiet for Too Long,
    • it’s okay tho because jake’s there and he’s helping however and whenever he can (he is a Pro diaper changer now and a well-practised expert at calming both his wife and baby down),, amy & maya love him so
    • it’s also okay because maya smells like pure love and her big brown eyes are all jake and she curls into amy like she’s the only thing she wants in the entire world 
  • amy and jake have a mini competition as to whether maya’s first word will be “mama” or “dada” - they each try to secretly coach her when they’re alone with her but end up both losing when she cheerfully babbles a sound that somewhat resembles the word “noice”
    • “jake, that’s cheating, it’s not a real word! she clearly said “no”” exclaims amy, but she also can’t stop laughing and can’t help but be immensely proud of 7 and a half month old maya for being above average in reaching such a milestone
  • bedtime stories are jake’s speciality - he does All the silly voices and actions because there is nothing better than the sweet sleepy giggles of his babies (and the soft laughter of amy as she hovers at the doorway before kissing benji goodnight and carrying maya back to her own room to tuck her in)
  • lie ins? maya and benji have never heard of such a concept. sundays are exclusively for bursting into mom and dad’s room and climbing on their bed, and then snuggling with them under the covers when they groan that it’s 5:30am 
  • jake is usually the one to dress the kids in the morning; amy is secretly jealous of his flare for co-ordinating their outfits
    • he buys matching pajamas for the entire peralta-santiago squad “that’s like the entire point of having kids”
  • amy’s method of parenting 2 children under the age of 5 is about 70% stickers
    • jake, too, gets stickers for allowing mommy to have some chill time by taking the kiddos to the park,  and also for helping her to Relax once kiddos are fast asleep ;)
  • even as captain, amy always finds the time to pack the school lunches the night before (partly because she knows jake will sneak chocolate into them otherwise) (he sometimes does anyway, but it’s the super healthy organic, fair trade kind that’s not Chocolate chocolate so she lets it slide) 
  • amy is honored to be the prettiest, smartest, and strongest person maya and benji have ever known (“it’s just a statement of fact, babe. i didn’t tell them to say anything” says jake as he kisses amy’s smile later on)
  • amy and jake are not all that Pushy…but they do both get a thrill out of the knowledge that they’re raising tomorrow’s world leader (maya) / tomorrow’s best doctor-lawyer (benji) when they ace their first kindergarten tests
  • it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks of her cooking because maya and benji’s favourite meal of all time is amy’s homemade moros y cristianos and they insist that no one in the whole world makes it perfecter than her (”more perfect, niño” amy corrects, with absolute adoration in her voice)